Venkman here - Casting for Matthew Vaughn's ultra-violent Kick-Ass movie continues with Nicolas Cage, Aaron Johnson and Lyndsy Fonseca joining the cast for Mark Millars comic book adaptation. Here is what the trades report:
Written by Millar and drawn by John Romita Jr., the Marvel Comics' Icon imprint book centers on a high school dweeb named Dave Lizewski who decides to become a superhero even though he has no athletic ability or coordination. Things change when he eventually runs into real bad guys with real weapons.
Johnson plays the dweeb and title character, while Fonseca plays the object of the teen's infatuation who believes Dave is gay. Cage is a former cop who wants to bring down a druglord and has trained his daughter (Chloe Moretz) to be a lethal weapon.
Christopher Mintz-Plasse is also in the cast.
Vaughn and his Marv Films partner Kris Thykier are producing the feature, which is being financed independently as many studios balked at the bloody nature of the project. David Reed is also producing.
From what I have read about this so far and recently looking at the comics this looks like it could be a pretty awesome movie.
I wonder what kind of hairdo Cage will sport in this film.